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Clean Beauty Swap: Margaux Anbouba

Margaux with her
cousins Mary, Tina
and Lamisse

Losing your luggage is never fun; losing a suitcase packed for two weeks’ worth of traveling and visiting family in the Middle East is a serious bummer. The silver lining for Margaux Anbouba, however: she was just starting as goop’s assistant beauty editor the following week. “I knew I was going to need to switch over my conventional-beauty essentials to new, clean, non-toxic ones anyway,” she says. “This just jumpstarted the whole process—I had packed all of my favorite beauty products (along with all my favorite outfits) into my giant suitcase, so I lost, well, everything.”


So Anbouba’s first weeks at goop involved a flurry of product swap-outs—everything from makeup to skincare—along with learning about the potential toxins in conventional beauty products. Her new favorites (see below) go far beyond being simply toxin-free, however. “I’ve started getting compliments on my ‘goop glow,’” she says. “I really think it’s the new routine.” And after that original silver lining, two months later came another. “One day, the suitcase just showed up,” she reports. “I could not believe it—my shoes, the ones I’d imagined someone else was dancing in, my dress I knew I could never replace because it had belonged to my mom—all were safe and sound.”

SPF

INSTEAD OF:

Chemical SPF


CHOOSE:

Physical SPF



“My family teases that I’m an obsessive SPF re-applier—on my face, neck, hands—anywhere that’s exposed to the sun. I was totally bummed to find my favorite sunscreen had endocrine disruptors in it, not to mention skin irritants, but I have to say, I love this one even more: It smells like lavender, sinks right in, and feels amazing on my skin.”

SKIN BRIGHTENER

INSTEAD OF:

Preservatives


CHOOSE:

A Water-Free Formula



“The studies about the benefits of using vitamin C are pretty convincing, but most serums or creams make my skin itchy. I love that this one is a powder that you can mix into moisturizer, sunscreen, or even water—I like to add it to my face oil in the morning, and it doesn’t irritate my skin at all.”

BODY BALM

INSTEAD OF:

Silicones


CHOOSE:

Oils and Butters



“There is nothing more luxurious to me than putting on a super thick, amazing-smelling body lotion after a long bath. My skin is extra dry, and this balm/oil leaves it soft, smooth, and gleamy—plus the scent makes me feel like I’m on a tropical vacation, even though I’m just in my apartment.”

TINTED MOISTURIZER

INSTEAD OF:

Oxybenzone


CHOOSE:

Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide



“I like sheer, natural-looking makeup and my favorite tinted moisturizer had always given a great your-skin-but-better glow. But this gives me dewy-looking skin and a glow I love without the toxins—and, even better, it has SPF.”

LIP BALM

INSTEAD OF:

Petroleum


CHOOSE:

Botanical Butters



“The hardest thing for me to switch was lip balm—I love a thick lip balm, and if it’s a little bit shiny, even better. This one delivers on both fronts—and the ring is adorable.”

CLEANSER

INSTEAD OF:

Harsh Detergents


CHOOSE:

Enzymes, Clay, and Essential Oils



“This really cleans my skin without drying it out, and it also gently exfoliates. It’s powerful enough to remove eyeliner, mascara—the works—in just one wash. It totally blew me away the first time I tried it.”

MASK

INSTEAD OF:

Potentially Toxic Fillers


CHOOSE:

All 5 Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, Plus Salicylic Acid



“I’ve had a dependent relationship with face masks for a long time; this one exfoliates, detoxifies, and hydrates like crazy. I usually use it twice a week—my skin feels instantly tighter and brighter. I always do it before big events.”

DEODORANT

INSTEAD OF:

Aluminum


CHOOSE:

Arrowroot Powder



“I had been procrastinating switching to clean deodorant because I was worried it wouldn’t work as well. This is gentle, yet it works hard and smells amazing.”

EYELINER

INSTEAD OF:

Coal Tar Combustion Byproducts


CHOOSE:

Mineral Pigments



“Eyeliner was my first beauty obsession. I love it, whether I’m doing subtle cat liner like Alexa Chung or over-the-top bedroom eyes like Brigitte Bardot. This is a gleamy, dark black that I use to line both my lids and waterline.”

HIGHLIGHTER

INSTEAD OF:

Petroleum


CHOOSE:

Coconut Oil



“Whether I’m totally jetlagged or having the best skin day ever, highlighter always makes me look more awake and perkier. This one leaves me looking gleamy and natural, like I just woke up from a nap.”


Clean Beauty Swap: Margaux Anbouba

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